Friday, April 5, 2013

Today was the Dead Sea Marathon.

No, we didn't participate.  But we saw kids who did, and Rebecca said "I should have done that."  So looks like next year we'll be heading out to the Dead Sea Marathon, and hope that the weather is as overcast and cool as it was today.

Instead we went to the baseball field for Nicholas's first baseball game.  This has been a whirlwind week with regards to baseball.  Last Friday Nicholas watched his friends play with the Amman Little League.  He came home raving about how he wanted to join.

Let me remind you that we are not a baseball family.  It's right on par with golf, as far as I'm concerned.

But all week, baseball baseball baseball.

So we did what all good parents do, we inquired.  Was it too late to register, was there room on a team, etc.    From the game he went to, and threw a ball around, and swung a bat a few times, all it took was a phone call and he was on a team.

I don't do baseball.

But this morning, the first day of Spring Break I might add, I and most of the family were up and out the door at 8 a.m. to stop at Starbucks and head to the field.

No one else was there.  It rained overnight and was overcast and drippy, no one thought to check email or the website.  Fabulous.  Friday here is Sunday at home, so nothing aside from some coffee shops are open at that hour.

We went home, spent some time with the xBox Kinect, before packing up again and heading to horseback riding where J and R are doing awesome.  I am so impressed with how well Jonathon listens and follows directions when he's on a horse.  Nicholas brought his glove and a ball and they tossed that around for a bit as well.

Looks like the game might be rescheduled for later this week.  Or not.  We're on Spring Break so getting everyone together could be a challenge even though not all the kids are ACSers.  I guess we just wait and see.

Honestly, Nicholas could use another practice before an actual game, if for nothing else than to just settle in with the team.

I'm actually pretty proud of him for finding something that caught his interest and being pushy about it.  Nicholas is very mellow, laid back, and a homebody.  This is so out of his comfort zone, but he went with it.

I guess there will be more of that to come with my nearly 13 year old.

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